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Stuffed Savory Sponge Cake: the recipe for the perfect appetizer for Christmas

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients
For the sponge cake
Medium eggs
6
Granulated sugar
20 grams (1 tablespoon and ½)
salt
a pinch
Flour 00
150 grams (1 cup)
Cheese
40 grams, grated
salt
as much as is needed
For the stuffing
Speck
120 grams, cooked
Mayonnaise
40 grams
Scamorza cheese
50 grams
Spreadable cheese
40 grams
Baby spinach
30 grams
For the decoration
Spreadable cheese
120 grams
Olives
as much as is needed
Cherry tomatoes
as much as is needed

The stuffed savory sponge cake is a recipe that always surprises all diners; similar in appearance to a sweet cake, it instead conceals a mix of savory and greedy flavors, which transforms it into the perfect appetizer for a sumptuous buffet. You can prepare it in a wider pan, to obtain a thin and easier to eat sponge cake, or in a pan of about 20 cm, to obtain a soft result just like a sweet cake. You can choose the filling you prefer, of course; our advice is to always put a creamy part in contact with the sponge cake, and inside it cured meats and vegetables for a mix of flavors!

How to make the Savory Sponge Cake with Speck and Cheese

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Prepare the sponge cake:  break the eggs in a bowl (1), then whip them for a long time with the granulated sugar.

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Add the flour and cheese, and pour into a well-buttered mold (2).

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Bake at 180 degrees C in a hot oven for about 30 minutes (3). Check that the sponge cake is golden brown, and that by inserting a toothpick in the center it remains dry.

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When the sponge cake will be cooked, remove it from the pan and let it cool. Now divide the sponge cake in two with a serrated knife (4).

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Fill the base with the mayonnaise (5).

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then add the baby spinach, the cooked speck, the very thinly sliced ​​cheese. You can use a potato peeler (6).

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Stuff the top of the sponge cake with the cream cheese (7), and close it again.

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Spatulate the spreadable cheese of the decoration on the surface; if you want you can create decorations by making it come out of a pastry bag (8).

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Decorate with cherry tomatoes and olives (9) and refrigerate until a few minutes before serving.

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